Discussion in 'Transformers Feedback & Reviews' started by Liminality, Jun 6, 2021.
Man I should have done that instead.
Would you happen to have pics of a set up on doing this? Never punched out this kind of pin before, so I want to make sure I have the right tools and am doing it the right way
I’m not home for like the next week, I’ll take a pic when I get back
A real bummer Hasbro cares so little about their products these days.
I get that this guy is very monochromatic and assembly must be tough to regulate in the factory,
but it's a damn shame that it was designed one way, then assembled another.
First Galvatron, now this...
Though it'll fall on deaf ears, I'm going to write Hasbro about this overuse of T-Pins instead of screws these days.
Ruins any chances of fixing it yourself, and it's also a bitch for people who might want to customize their figs,
though I know that's not a priority for Hasbro as these are still "for ages 8+"...
Made a strange creature today
your photos dont work, quit using Google to hotlink them please,
I got a pair of Wingfingers.. I like him but every time I look at the Dino skull I think of...
Thanks for the reminder.I've changed the link to imgur
Tools what I use for pin removal:
Piece of wood (preferably soft wood)
hammer (like a normal relatively hefty hammer)
1/16 pin punch (diameter of punch depends on diameter of pin)
Bonus tools what make life a little easier:
Mini end cutting pliers or mini nail pulling pliers
Set up on nice hard sturdy surface that it will be ok if u hit by accident, I used concrete stairs leading into garage
put the part on the wood, big flat head side down, and align punch in pinhole
For a part like this that is oddly shaped, and may shift under a sharp impact I like to wrap my hand around the punch and press knuckle up against the part to keep it steady
When you are satisfied it’s not gonna shift and everything is aligned, smack the punch on the head with your hammer
I advise you hit a time or two and check alignment and to see if the pin has moved
repeat until the pin is out…… or if u have the bonus tool
if you have end cutting mini pliers you just have to get the head of the pin above the plastic enough that you can use the pliers to pull the pin out the rest of the way
note that with a normal pin (ie one without a flat head) you can pull it out the same way, I just wouldn’t advise using this style of pliers to do so, just use normal pliers
With the pins out of both legs swap the feet with the toe pointing the correct direction reinsert the pin
When satisfied with alignment of pin place on wood again and smack the pin with hammer
Now this particular pin has a tendency to not want to go all the way through without some coaxing due to it being slightly recessed in the part, you may want to use a larger punch on the head of the pin to really push it in all the way, making sure of course that everything is aligned, alignment is key in getting everything back together again
I have a third on order, I’ll probably use the machine shop next time, and document for fun lol
Awesome! Thanks so much! Hopefully I can get it fixed on mine
Silly and skinny. I have him in bird mode in a faceslap pose. Don't care about the "combined mode" so don't have to worry about that.
As promised, alt way to fix feet with more appropriate equipment
Polished Hardened steel rod
Wood what I used a die grinder and drill to make a jig
Line everything up set the ram in place gently and pull down on the handle, if u feel or see the part rotating or torquing make adjustments to the jig or rod placement till it stays put, the last thing you want is for the rod to go in at the wrong angle and damage the part, or send the parts flying off somewhere
When done correctly the rod will go right though like a knife through butter
Then swap the feet and use the corner of the ram to press everything back together
Provided the parts were all lined up well it will go back together easily
Paint this muscle and blood red and you'd have a pretty workable Resident Evil Licker!
Got mine in the mail yesterday from GameStops flash sale!
I like him a lot, but the misassembled legs really does suck. Plus the material feels different from the other Fossilizers. The Alt mode is really cool, its fun to get the beast in different poses.
Looking forward to mixing him with the other bone bots!
Mine arrived yesterday
So, which way are his UPPER legs supposed to be in bot mode? With the 5mm ports point forward or back?
Ports on the front. If you look at his thighs, you can see a molded detail thats supposed to match the front of his shins.
Of the 3 fossilizer molds, Wingfinger has become my absolute favorite.
I love my little bone Ninjas
I just noticed the ankle issue on mine today.
Came here to say something but I see it's been covered.
Time to break out the pin punch set.
Separate names with a comma.